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Joint Press Release on Indian authorities prolong unlawful detention of Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez

Joint Press Release The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (The Observatory) The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Human Rights Defenders Alert – India (HRDA) FORUM-ASIA The International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) Odhikar  India: Authorities prolong unlawful detention of Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez […]

October 27, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Solidarity Statement from Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Laureates

We gathered in Kuala Lumpur over three days – 19-21 October 2016 – at the invitation of the May 18 Memorial Foundation, Bersih 2.0 and Suaram. Eleven countries were represented: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor Leste. laureates_statement_final_24-10-16 (full text in English, PDF)

October 24, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Odhikar:22 years of defending human rights – despite persecution

Statement from Odhikar Dhaka, October 10, 2016 – Odhikar was established on the 10th of October 1994 with the vision of a society based on the rights and responsibilities of State and citizen. Having rights and being able to freely enjoy them, as inscribed and protected by a democratic constitution, is an obvious expectation, but […]

October 10, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez arbitrarily arrested and denied due process rights

Joint Press Release Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez arbitrarily arrested and denied due process rights Bangkok-Dhaka-Geneva-Madurai-Paris-Quezon City, September16, 2016 Our organisations strongly condemn today’s arbitrary arrest of Kashmiri human rights defender Mr. Khurram Parvez, and call for his immediate and unconditional release. On September 16 at 12:30 am, police officers came to Khurram Parvez’s home in Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir, […]

September 17, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

DISAPPEARED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN AFAD Commemorates the International Day of the Disappeared 2016

30 August 2016     AFAD Secretariat     Resources Manila, 30 August 2016 – On this day, the International Day of the Disappeared (IDD), the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) pays tribute to the thousands of disappeared people in Asia and all over the world, and to their families. This day was first commemorated 36 years ago […]

August 31, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Statement of the International Board of FIDH: Put an immediate end to enforced disappearances

29/08/2016     PRESS RELEASE     International Justice On this International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, FIDH and its member organisations call for an end to involuntary and enforced disappearances around the world, and for justice for victims and their families. The newly-elected International Board of FIDH called at its first session (which took place right […]

August 29, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed